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Note This online performance evaluation is optional and no lecture will be offered on December 17, 2013. Researcher Tasks Visit the course-based website at 8:10 a.m. on December 17, 2013. After navigating to the website, the student researcher is required to locate the assigned journal article using the Leonard Library... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at IR 104
Researcher Tasks Review the assigned journal article prior to 4:00 p.m. December 11, 2013. Journal Article Hamming, Tore R. (2011) Stabilizing Somalia through integrating community-driven safety with socio-economic development. Community Development Journal 46 (4): 579-584. Researcher Tasks Each think tank must complete a baseline assessment of al-Shabaab and develop an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at IR 104
Due to bad weather, the lecturer's flight back to San Francisco has been delayed. IR 104 has been canceled for December 3, 2013. Check the IR hub on Tuesday for information about the next class meeting. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at IR 104
Researcher Tasks Review the assigned journal article prior to 8:10 a.m. on November 21, 2013. Journal Article Samatar, A. (2010). The Dialectics of Piracy in Somalia: the rich versus the poor. Third World Quarterly, 31(8), 1377-1394. Deliverables Journal Article Hard Copy Performance Evaluation Sheet Note Review the Fall 2013 Recess... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at IR 104
Researcher Tasks Review self-selected material on Operation Restore Hope and Somalia Syndrome prior to 8:10 a.m. on November 19, 2013. Each student researcher is expected to engage the lecturer and classmates during an exploratory discussion on Somalia. Deliverables Performance Evaluation Sheet Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at IR 104
Researcher Tasks Complete the Rapid Research Assignment and review the self-selected material on Somalia prior to 8:10 a.m. on November 12, 2013. Each student researcher is expected to engage the lecturer and classmates during an exploratory discussion on Somalia. Deliverables Bring your appetite. Bagels and coffee will be provided. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at IR 104
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Date Thursday November 14, 2013 Show Time 4:15 p.m. Captain Phillips (2013) The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Watch Film Trailers Researcher Tasks Arrive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at IR 104
Restrepo Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington Reviewed by Juan Barone If you favor an on-the-ground, bottom-to-top perspective while seeking to explain asymmetric warfare and why it has lasted over a decade – Restrepo is perhaps the definitive take on the war in Afghanistan. Directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington condense... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at CIJ REVIEWS
CIJ Staff Dr. Dauber is an associate professor of Rhetorical Studies at UNC, Chapel Hill where her research focuses on “terrorist and insurgent media and information strategies.” A Visiting Research Scholar at the US Army War College, Dr. Dauber has published on a variety of issues related to the terrorism/media... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at CIJ INTERVIEWS
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Raghda Karajah Abstract In 2006 Adnan Hajj was a virtually unknown photojournalist, and would have remained so had he not manipulated images. Two key photographs, one depicting smoke rising from a building after an Israeli airstrike on Beirut, and another depicting an F-16 fighter plan, published on August 5 and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at CIJ
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Ramirez is a junior at San Francisco State University, and majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Third World Development. She transferred from College of San Mateo, where she obtained her A.S. in Administration of Justice. In the future, she will like to go to Law School. The Arab... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Abbott is in his junior year at San Francisco State University, where he is pursuing an International Relations major. His research interests include environmental issues and economic development, and he has spent a semester abroad in the UK. He earned his associate’s degree in hospitality management at City College of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Aramayo is an undergraduate student double majoring in Political Science and International Relations at San Francisco State University. Her area of interest generally involves educating herself on international politics but it is more specifically geared towards enhancing her knowledge of intelligence and security between various countries. Being able to interpret... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Melissa Balke is a senior at San Francisco State University. Her intellectual and occupational pursuits lie in International Relations, with aspirations to work in the field of Intelligence and Security. Influenced by family tradition, Melissa plans to eventually pursue work with the military and/or government. In the midst of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Barnesmoore is conducting undergraduate work in International Relations at San Francisco State University. He is social media liaison for the Conflict Images Journal, and his current focuses include cultural hegemonic trends, sustainable macroeconomic development policy and the emergence of China as a major player in the international financial markets. In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Cawthorne is a student at San Francisco State University studying International Relations and Political science. With an emphasis in foreign policy and diplomacy, Cawthorne has a background in both Latin American and Middle Eastern politics. For both academic and personal reasons, Cawthorne is currently studying Arabic and Spanish and with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Brudnick is a full time student at San Francisco State majoring in International Relations. He enjoys making sense of the world around him and learning about international politics, history, and foreign policy. He is particularly interested in studying the Middle East, terrorism, and counterterrorism. For my curatorial project, I selected... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Faustino is currently a third year at San Francisco State University. She is a Journalism (focus in Print and Online) major and minor in International Relations. Her outside work includes her position as an editorial intern at AsianWeek Online. My central focus for the curatorial project video is the impact... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Luzdary is conducting undergraduate work at the Department of International Relations at San Francisco State University. Her interests include human rights and international law. She has lived most of her life in Europe and comes from a multicultural family. She will be applying for graduate school at the end of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Invencion is an undergraduate major at San Francisco State University. His focus at school combines Intelligence and Security with International Organizations. His research currently includes a combination of China, the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization. In further development of his education he plans on attending graduate school. This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Omar is a senior at SFSU. He is from Afghanistan and was born in Atlanta, Ga. He is hoping to further his education in International Relations and one day be involved in aiding some of the many problems in Afghanistan as a person that not only understands the mindset of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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Karajah is completing her undergraduate work in International Relations at San Francisco State University. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree, she plans to continue her education by working towards a Master’s Degree at the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC. Raghda’s research interests include US foreign policy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
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King is a senior at San Francisco State University, currently majoring in International Relations with an emphasis in security. Originally from Sacramento she transferred from Cosumnes River College in 2009. After graduation she plans to continue her educational endeavors in International affairs as well as law. The United Nations has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IR 305 VID